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Supreme Court upholds right of state voters to bar consideration of race in admissionsOpen in a New Window

Supreme Court finds that Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges from considering the use of race in admissions.

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A rally calling on U. of Michigan to admit rejected black applicants


As the ed-tech sector swells, can vendors deliver results?Open in a New Window

As the ed-tech investment community gathers at the Education Innovation Summit for a fifth year, some attendees are growing impatient about the lack of results.

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UC grad student employees bargain for right to gender-neutral bathrooms, lactation stationsOpen in a New Window

Graduate student workers in the U. California System say they've agreed on contract language establishing gender-neutral bathrooms and lactation stations as rights.



Rutgers philosophy professor accused of sexually assaulting disabled research partnerOpen in a New Window

The case of a Rutgers U. philosophy professor accused of sexually assaulting a man with cerebral palsy raises questions about a controversial communication method much debated by disability studies scholars.

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New presidents or provosts: Bristol FAU Frostburg John Wood Trent Upper Iowa WheatonOpen in a New Window

  • William Childs, interim provost at Frostburg State University, in Maryland, has been promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs there.
  • Michael Elbe, vice president for student services at John Wood Community College, in Virginia, has been promoted to president there.


New competency-based programs at Lipscomb could be model for liberal arts collegesOpen in a New Window

Lipscomb University shows what competency-based education can look like in its blended form, both in-person and at a liberal arts college.

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Students at Lipscomb University's assessment center


Lipscomb University's assessment center's high stakes approach to competency-based educationOpen in a New Window

Incoming students in competency-based programs at Lipscomb University spend a long day trying to prove their baseline skills and behavior, with 30 college credits on the line. 


Complaint says OCR failed to investigate Title IX sports violationsOpen in a New Window

Complaint charges that Education Department is looking the other way on report of mass violation of the rights of female college athletes.

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Notre Dame adds study skills course and drops phys ed and swim testOpen in a New Window

Notre Dame will require two one-credit courses for all freshmen on studying, wellness and spirituality, but will no longer demand phys ed or the ability to swim.

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Consumer Protection Bureau says some private loan borrowers face co-signer issuesOpen in a New Window

Federal officials say that some lenders, when a student's loan cosigner dies, declare an automatic default -- with no chance for the student to pay off what is owed.

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